Boyzone member Keith also appeared in Coronation Street and is forging a career on the stage. He is a patron of Irish Autism Action, has been instrumental in the foundation of a series of schools and diagnostic centres in Ireland. He regularly hosts fund-raising events and has a wealth of anecdotes from his time touring the world with the band.
A member of Irish boy-band Boyzone, Keith Duffy has enjoyed two decades of pop success, selling more than twenty-five million records and enjoying six UK Chart number ones. Alone, he is best known for his three-year stint on Coronation Street, and has received critical acclaim for a number of stage roles.
Away from the bright lights of showbusiness, Duffy is a campaigner for autism awareness and is the patron of Irish Autism Action, regularly hosting fundraising events and speaking to a wide variety of audiences. He studied Applied Behaviour Analysis, practised in the US, and was instrumental in setting up a chain of twelve schools for autistic children, using this method.
Duffy has served as a judge on RTE’s talent show You’re a Star, a programme he later presented. He has also appeared as a contestant in Splash! and in Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie.
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Keith Duffy on Charit, Splash and awards.